Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Wingback Cane Chair Find and Decisions....

A recent Craigslist ad for an Antique Chair had me giddy with anticipation. I happily handed over my cash and drove home with this beauty.
A caned wingback chair holed up in a barn for some time, quietly waiting to be loved once more.
Perhaps it's just me, but I see nothing but character and potential.
 She may not be perfect, but that's ok with me.  Perfection is overrated.
A good cleaning will do wonders for her. The caning is still in good condition, which is a testament to the quality workmanship done so long ago.
The upholstery has not survived so well, but that is a simple fix. Regarding "Decisions" - I am going back and forth as to whether I should leave the walnut wood natural or renew it with chalk paint.
I believe I will sit on it for a while and do the 'stop and stare' method before rushing into anything.

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  1. I see the potential in this piece! Can't wait to see what you do with it. x

  2. I always love a painted piece, but the decision is always hard when it is an antique. Love the chair!

  3. OMG osh you just have to use chalk paint on it
    be sure and show it back to use after you have decide what to do
    seen you at Ivy & Elephants


  4. I love that chair and yes it does indeed have great lines! Can't wait to see what you do with it and am your newest follower. Stop by for a visit when you have a chance.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  5. Oh my that is my dream chair, it's gorgeous.

  6. The chair is just fabulous! I love cane anything, and this is in perfect condition.
    It's going to be amazing either way, painted or not, but I think the decision rests with the upholstery.
    Can't wait to see which call you make! Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  7. Love the chair Suzanne, to me it depends on the fabric you use to recover, I am looking forward to your decision and seeing the final result!


  8. Am drooling here.....what a lovely piece. I'm a sucker for the real wood look, but on occassion I do like a painted piece.( And I have painted several pieces that I've sold )If I were keeping it, I'd just clean it good and reupholster it, then when I was tired of that, paint it. Looking forward to seeing what you do with it.

  9. I just found and bought one today. Can't wait to RE-upholster it.


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